University Police Lieutenant

Apply for the position, University Police Lieutenant, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Jul 25, 2022.

This is commissioned law enforcement work in providing police protection for a regent’s institution. Work involves enforcement of municipal ordinances, county resolutions and state statutes. Enforcement of rules, regulations and policies of the University and the Board of Regents. The University Police Lieutenant is considered an administrative supervisor and has latitude in the performance of assignments, adherence of department policies, directives and general orders as approved by the Director of Police.  The Lieutenant, in conjunction with the Sergeant, is held accountable for the operations of all patrol shifts and the proper direction and supervision of 1 Commissioned Police Sergeant, 6 Commissioned University Police Officers, 1 Security Officer and various car parkers in the performance of their duties and expectations.  This position performs duties in accordance with department rules and regulations, state personnel regulations, state laws, law enforcement code of ethics, General Orders, directives from the Director of Police, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and general principles of police work.  Monitors staff for compliance to the same standards.  This position may be required to work special or emergency assignments with little or no notice.   This position is salaried and exempt and not subject to overtime. The position requires initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. Refer to responsibilities for detailed duties associated with the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Current certified Police Officer 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen; have been fingerprinted and a search of local, state and national fingerprint files made to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record; not have been convicted of a crime that would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a misdemeanor offense that the commission determines reflects on the honesty, trustworthiness, integrity or competence of the applicant as defined by rules and regulations of the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training; have graduated from a high school accredited by the Kansas state board of education or the appropriate accrediting agency of another state jurisdiction or have obtained the equivalent of a high school education as defined by rules and regulations of the commission; be of good moral character sufficient to warrant the public trust in the applicant as a police officer or law enforcement officer; have completed an assessment, including psychological testing approved by the commission, to determine that the applicant does not have a mental or personality disorder that would adversely affect the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment be free of any physical or mental condition which adversely affects the ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer or law enforcement officer with reasonable skill, safety and judgment and obtain initial and continual certification as set forth and defined by the Kansas commission on peace officers’ standards and training. At time of appointment, candidate must have passed a standardized written test, polygraph examination, background investigation, physical, psychological and a drug screening testing.

Preferred Qualifications: Current certified Police officer with Bachelor or Master’s degree. Supervisory experience is also preferred.

Rank: UPD Police Lieutenant  

Application Deadline: Open until position filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Responsibilities:
Administrate and supervise the University Police Department by daily review, briefings and evaluation of UPD operations.  Responsible for day-to-day operations.  Prepares for approval departmental goals and objectives, and monitors department budget and financial position.  Formulates policy and procedures and forwards recommendations to the Director of Police for final approval.  Evaluates adherence of staff to department procedures and standards.  Interprets and enforces department policy and processes on a daily basis.  Works with other supervisors to insure consistency of operations among staff.  Provides input to budgetary considerations and tracks certain line-item expenditures (as identified in the performance review) for budget compliance.   Responsible for staff compliance in Incident Command System.  Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange. Investigates internal complaints of malfeasance and misfeasance against patrol staff and reports finding to the Director of Police.

Evaluates and supervises officers time sheets, leave requests, training of staff, community relations programs and presentations, parking enforcement, traffic control, building security, and general police duties by directing staff in meeting operational goals as approved by the Director of Police.  Supervises car parkers and student labor schedules (excludes student office workers), work performance, time sheets and maintains this line-item expense as cited in UPD budget report.  Evaluates adherence of staff to department procedures and standards.  Evaluates work performance of the Sergeant and reviews and evaluates work performance of officers, in concert with the Sergeant, and in accordance with university regulations.  Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange. 

In conjunction with the University Police Sergeant, evaluates and supervises officers time sheets, leave requests, training of staff, community relations programs and presentations, parking enforcement, traffic control, building security, and general police duties by directing staff in meeting operational goals as approved by the Director of Police.  Supervises car parkers and student labor schedules (excludes student office workers), work performance, time sheets and maintains this line-item expense as cited in UPD budget report.  Evaluates adherence of staff to department procedures and standards.  Evaluates work performance of the Sergeant and reviews and evaluates work performance of officers, in concert with the Sergeant, and in accordance with university regulations.  Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange. 

Determines amount of time and resources to be expended by staff. Evaluates statistical information, using reports, activity sheets and daily logs to assist in determining adequate scheduling and manpower requirements, while maintaining budgetary line-item compliance as illustrated in UPD budget report.  Establishes shift assignments and maintains appropriate coverage of all shifts and events in collaboration with the Sergeant and maintains the master schedule for the department.   Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange. 

Supervises ongoing investigations and case work of staff for completeness and adherence to both investigative and legal requirements established in case law, court rulings, administrative directives and department mandates. Reviews officers' reports to insure proper composition, format, case classification, K.I.B.E.R.S. compliance and adherence to case file management. Responsible for submitting accident reports to KDOT.  Responds to the scene of major or highly sensitive incidents and assumes command.  Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange.

Uses a variety of communication skills and special techniques to interact formally and informally with community groups and various types of individuals.  Maintains public relations with other law enforcement agencies. Provides information to staff concerning crime trends, updated legal information and other general public information.  Meets with the Director of Police on a continual basis for approval, direction and informational exchange. 

Maintain safe care and control of authorized equipment and vehicles.  Maintain written & digital inventory records of all equipment issued to officers and staff.  Perform annual inspections of equipment to ensure proper care and control over items issued or used by staff.   Responsible for evidence custody control & inventory.

Carry out all required and appropriate duties when assigned, often with short notice and may involve adverse weather conditions and extended hours without relief.  May be assigned to work special assignments as an officer or cover shift duties as an officer as deemed necessary by the Director of Police.  Perform all other duties and requests from the Director of Police.  May be designated as in charge of university police operations and co-emergency manager for the University in the absence of the Director of Police. 

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name:  Sergeant Nathan Lang
Email: ndlang@fhsu.edu
Phone:  (785) 628-5304 
University Police Lieutenant
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Jul 25, 2022
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